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Digital and Physical Personalisation

June 11, 2021 No Comments 4 Min Read

Digital and Physical Personalisation As I write this, I’m sitting in a local coffee shop where the ambience of people talking and relaxing, as well as the staff’s level of friendliness and the fact the beans are ground on-premises are helping me to form a connection. Very different from the man who’s just came in while talking on his phone and ordered a takeaway coffee without even ending his call….

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Stages of Meditation – The Mind Illuminated

April 28, 2021 No Comments 2 Min Read

Some 2,500 years ago, the Buddha presented meditation training as a sequence of developmental stages in a series of verses known as the Ānāpānasati Sutta. Each verse describes one step in a progressive method for training the mind. – Culadasa (John Yates) I am currently reading, The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness by Culadasa (John Yates). He outlines the stages…

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Scott Speaks Podcast

November 4, 2020 No Comments 1 Min Read

In the second of my #scottspeaks with….” chats I spent some time with Ian Burgess. Ian was an ideal guest as he lives a life steeped in #cognitivediversity. A serial #entrepreneur, #futurist, #socialactivist and student of Eastern philosophy and #TaiChi Chuan Ian brings a wise and reflective perspective to any topic of conversation. I this, the fist of many, recorded discussion we cover a range of topics including #systemsthinking #dealingwithconflict…

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CIVIC’s COVID Experience

October 1, 2020 No Comments 4 Min Read

The impact on the economy of the COVID pandemic has been profound, with many businesses unable to open their doors and the day to day activities of others changing dramatically. This, coupled with the impact of being cut off from direct contact with friends and family, as well as work-related contacts, has negatively affected many of us. As a Director at CIVIC, it is part of my job to help…

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OpenUk Kids Camp

September 15, 2020 No Comments 1 Min Read

One of the things I enjoy about being part of OpenUK is that it does projects like the Kids Camps that help to get kids from all walks of life into tech and let them see how it can be a tool to make life better. From OpenUK “We have had an interesting summer with 3000 kids receiving free MiniMU glove kits either directly or through community groups and schools…

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Night Time – The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

August 4, 2020 No Comments 1 Min Read

Never allow sleep to close your eyelids, after you went to bed,Until you have examined all your actions of the day by your reason.In what have I done wrong? What have I done? What have I omitted that I ought to have done?If in this examination you find that you have done wrong, reprove yourself severely for it;And if you have done any good, rejoice.Practise thoroughly all these things; meditate…

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Galileo and why we need Free Speech

May 29, 2020 No Comments 1 Min Read

In 1610 Galileo published “Sidereus Nuncius” which outlined his observations he had made why researching the universe, which talked about moons around Jupiter and other wild stuff. In 1616 the inquisition declared the theory’s expressed to be heretical and his books were banned. He was ordered not to hold meetings, teach or defend his views, but being slight stubborn, he then went on to come up with a theory of…

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